Bad Bertrich spa town

Wednesday 11 October - Saturday 14 October 2017 In order not to have a super long drive home from Switzerland on the last day, I spent my last 3 nights in the 'Vulkaneifel' region of Germany, somewhere between Cochem and Bitburg. Bad = not bad at all In my opinion most towns with 'Bad' (bath …

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Visiting Mario in Castiglione della Pescaia

Sunday 1st October - Thursday 5th October 2017 Castiglione della Pescaia, Tuscany beach town - visiting my friend Mario Rainy drive On Sunday I had another fun breakfast in pasticceria Stella in Lucca, lots of hustle and bustle. Today I was changing bases to Castiglione della Pescaia, a cute seaside town where Mario’s parents have …

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Amsterdam tips: daytrips to other places

(Picture above: Rotterdam, seen from a watertaxi)  If you have 3 or more full days in Amsterdam you could consider visiting another place in the Netherlands. There are various beautiful historical towns and other sights within a 30 minute train/bus ride, even more within a 60 minutes radius. Zaanse Schans windmills & craft shops Okay, …

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Sicily 2017

11 days road tripping through wonderful Sicily. Amazing food, friendly people, beautiful vistas, lovely historical towns. Way too much to see for only 11 days.

Fantastic photo expo in Clervaux castle (LUX)

I'm so happy I found the brochure about this photo exhibition in the Echternach tourist info bureau, a completely different town! In recent years I've always made a point of checking the tourist info bureau for brochures, leaflets, info, walks... and have always found great ideas there, also for the more obscure and hidden exhibitions and …

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Driving from Toledo (south of Madrid) to Sepúlveda (north of Madrid) I stopped in Segovia which is known for its 20 meter (60ft) tall Roman aquaduct. It was constructed without any mortar! It was renovated only recently and the town is booming again because of it. The plan was to stay for half an hour …

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